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The Voice of Canada’s
Construction Workers.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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CBTU 2024 Conference

Our 2024 conference will take place April 28-30 in Gatineau, QC. Register at the link below.

Bill C-59 and the Investment Tax Credits

Executive Director Sean Strickland appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance on April 9th to discuss the importance of implementing the Investment Tax Credits.

Mental Health Survey for Skilled Tradespeople

CBTU has partnered with the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation and Earnscliffe Strategies to create an online survey for skilled tradespeople and union local leaders to help improve mental health support for the Canadian Building Trades. The survey is open until Friday, April 19th and all answers are completely anonymous and confidential.

Indigenous Awareness Training

On March 7th, CBTU launched our online Indigenous Awareness Training in partnership with SkillPlan.

Sustainable Jobs
Sustainable Jobs

The government needs to ensure sustainable jobs for all stakeholders, including skilled trades workers.

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Community Benefits Agreements
Community Benefits Agreements

Canada’s Building Trades Unions strongly advocate for the inclusion of Community Benefits Agreements in federally procured construction projects.

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How are we
Building Canada?

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:




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of the GDP

Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?

Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

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